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TOPSHAM — Pauline M. LaMarque, 83, died July 30 in the Governor King Wing of The Highlands, with her daughters and her granddaughter at her side.
LaMarque was born in Brunswick on July 7, 1929, the daughter of Armand and Alice Rochefort Helie. She attended St. John’s School and later graduated from Mt. Ararat High School in 1985 through the Merrymeeting Adult Education Program.
On July 3, 1947, she married Peter Paul LaMarque in Brunswick. As a young couple they built their home on Garden Drive in Topsham, where she lived for 41 years. Her husband died Dec. 21, 1976.
Pauline worked at the Health-Tex Corporation in Brunswick for many years, and later as noontime aide at the Coffin School until she retired.
She enjoyed spending time at her cottage on Moosehead Lake with her family and especially her sister, Claire. She also loved attending family gatherings, traveling, reading and taking long walks. She was a congregant at St. John’s Church, where she was an eucharistic minister.
She is survived by daughter Louise LaMarque Main and her husband, Randall Main, of Pittston; daughter Marie Koller and her husband, Timothy Koller Sr., of Lusby, Md.; five grandchildren, Melissa Grabenstein of Freeport, Peter Lavigne of Burlington, Vt., Timothy Koller Jr. of Edenton, N.C., Sarah Jernigan of St. Leonard, Md. and Luke Koller of Lusby, Md; two great-grandaughters, Emma Grabenstein of Freeport and Briley Koller of Edenton, N.C.; in addition to several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brothers Ovila Helie, Robert Helie and Maurice Helie; by her sister, Claire Gamache; and by her son-in-law, Michael Lavigne.
A mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Aug. 7 at St. John the Baptist Church-All Saints Parish, in Brunswick. A graveside committal service followed at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.
Arrangements are by Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick. Memorial condolences may be expressed at stetsonsfuneralhom.com.